Maligne Canyon to Old Fort Point Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
#3 of 52 trails in

Maligne Canyon to Old Fort Point Trail is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Municipality Of Jasper, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
171 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

snow

walking
5 months ago

Awesome view of the rushing river and falls. There were quite a lot of people there, trail isn't that difficult. Best views you'll see are from bridge 1-5, really isn't worth going further unless you want some excerise and to enjoy the river with less people around. Overall I would suggest going.
There is also a lookout next to the overflow parking lot, I would suggest going there for a view of the valley.

hiking
6 months ago

Maligne Canyon is an hike with many views of the river, and of course the waterfall. The trails are well used, and they can be quite busy. Regardless the hike is 100% worth it

6 months ago

I gave this trail five stars based on beauty only. Way too many people. Bus loads. To avoid the crowd go early or during dinner hour when to tour buses are eating a buffet. Definitely worth the hike. Get off the trail and go down to the river in safe areas.

hiking
6 months ago

it's gorgeous. It's a bit busy near the canyon but the spur to 6th bridge is very serene as is the 7h return leg in the loop.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was amazing, full of beautiful sites! Went from one end to the other then back around again. The trail was a little tougher on our way back but all the sites were worth it! Loved it!

7 months ago

We started at the top and hiked down and back up again - I think that's backwards but it's was still pretty.

7 months ago

The 6th bridge is not worth it! But before that, it's awesome!!

7 months ago

Was very disappointed in this hike. You park at the canyon and then walk down into the valley to walk a huge flat bike trail. Not exactly a hike in my books. Would have been nice to know in advance that you park at the canyon and not hike up to it. The canyon itself was amazing but do not recommend the hike.

7 months ago

Very much enjoyed this one! Started off the hike seeing a wolf! There are some falls and canyons and as always a beautiful forest walk! Finished the hike during sun down and saw a beautiful sunset.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful views and lots of incline:)

9 months ago

Worth going the whole way from the bottom. More traffic towards the top.

10 months ago

Awesome place but a little crowded.

10 months ago

This was a great hike. Can't wait to bring the kids here in the summer.

10 months ago

I didn't do the whole hike because it was late March (winter) when I checked this out. It's awesome though because the canyon is frozen, so you can go into the canyon and explore it's magical iciness. It was quite an easy hike to get into it but you definitely need cleats for your boots.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nice little Hike to 5th Bridge Loop.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Good trail for the kids as it is well taken care of.

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

A must do if you're in jasper. Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

I hiked the Old Fort Point and the Red Squirrel portion of this trail. The Red Squirrel portion is a flat little trail that leads into Old Fort Point trail. Old Fort Point starts off ascending stairs down near the Athabasca River. You then start your climb on the trail. It is a decent pull and a very rewarding if not spectacular view. When I hiked to the summit there was a Big Horn Ram and his mate sitting on top of the mountain! great treat! We also came across a huge Elk and his Harlem on the Red Squirrel.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Also known as the 6 Bridges trail (Because there are 6 bridges which cross the Maligne River) The river has cut a deep Gorge into the rock (At the first few bridges), this is another trail, you can sorta customize you route, so it's as easy or difficult as you choose to make it) doing all 6 bridges, of coarse is the longest & most difficult, paths are paved early on but that disappears the farther you go, as well as the crowds.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

very heavy traffic but the views are terrific.

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